Market Analysis Associate - Charter Program

Learn and work on meaningful initiatives with some of the best and brightest in the market research industry. The NPD Group provides the world?s most successful brands with leading market research, combining consumer and retail point-of-sale data with analytic solutions to interpret today?s market trends while anticipating tomorrow?s. In addition, we offer a career filled with innovation and growth to the forward-thinking problem solvers who join our team.

Position Overview

2019 Charter Program

The NPD Charter Program offers recent college graduates the unique opportunity to utilize their educational and previous work experiences, while learning about NPD?s Retail Business and Market Analysis groups, as well as our overall organization.

This exciting robust program, which prepares participants for a client-facing analytical career is comprised of four components and will establish rotational assignments and learning activities for over a period of one year. At the end of the program, participants will ideally be placed in client development positions within our Retail Business Group or Commercial Teams.

This highly selective program has a cycle staring in January and another in June.

Program Structure

  • Experiential training while working with actual NPD client data.

  • Classroom setting training sessions in Data Analysis, Tools and NPD Datasets; sessions will be instructed by the existing Market Analysis team members and/or other NPD staff.

  • Learning and Development Activities that include mentoring/peering, Connect To Learn Sessions, RBG Academy, Basic Analysis Training, Basic Retailing, and other NPD Learning & Development classes.

  • Participants will be assigned to an industry, group tier retailer, for the last 3-6 months of the one year period. During this time, objectives will be set and they will work with industry team leads as a productive member of the Market Analysis team. Performance feedback will be given throughout the program.

  • Each participant will be given a final evaluation which will consist of a skills assessment/inventory. Along with the guidance and direction of Human Resources and the Market Analysis management team, they will be encouraged to apply for any open position within the organization suited to their skill level.


  • Recent graduate with a Bachelor?s or Master?s Degree in Marketing or Market Research preferred.

  • Proficiency in all MS Office products (PowerPoint, Word, Excel). Intermediate to Advanced level Excel skills with proficiency in pivot tables and macros.

  • Prior internship or work experience in a related field is preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to work well on a team as well as independently

The NPD Group, Inc. is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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